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Should prisons be built that are crime related?

  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    Should prisons be built that are crime related?

    what I mean is that should prisons be built so that one is for thieves, another for killers, another for sex offenders etc.

  2. rachellrobinson profile image81
    rachellrobinsonposted 7 years ago

    I read a story last year I think on Yahoo News where they talked about the possibility of making colonies for sex offenders, since it was too costly to lock them up, and it's not safe to release them on the general public.
    I don't believe necessarily in separating inmates based on the crime they've committed though.

  3. Lisa HW profile image70
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure it would be necessary (or realistic) to think prisons could be quite so broken down by crimes, but I do think white-collar criminals should be housed separately from people who have committed violent, or even "physically intrusive" crimes (like breaking into homes or cars); because, even though white-collar crime has its victims, it is a very different kind of crime than some other kinds.

    I think there are more appropriate punishments for white-collar criminals than generally exist now.  Letting them work and making them pay back money makes more sense than throwing them in with violent people or treating them as if they are.  Taking away things they've gotten through illegal means would be one thing.  So would requiring them to sell any property/belongings they have in order to repay what they've stolen.  Letting them have nothing but what any individual needs to live (and an ankle bracelet) could be done by letting them in low-income housing  (which would be punishment enough for a lot of people guilty of white-collar crime).

    If they could write books, be consultants, or give lectures (especially if their crime was a high-profile one) they should be allowed to (required to) - with all income from such things going to their victims.  If it takes the rest of their life, so be it.  If they paid off what they owed early they could still live under this kind of restrictions for x amount of time, maybe with their money going into some fund for one thing or another.  The "bar" for what constitutes "living in hell" is generally different from what "living in hell" is for people capable of being violent, intrusive, or otherwise victimizing people in "physical" ways.

    Of course, as long as so many people seem to think money is ore important than people and life, we'll be having murderers, child molesters, and rapists who get out of prison, and walk the streets, in fifteen years (or three years); and white-collar criminals sent to prison for the rest of their lives.

  4. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 7 years ago

    No.  You take your chances when you break the law.

    There are some that are for sex offenders, but very few.

  5. profile image0
    fordieposted 7 years ago

    Is this the sort of set-up you're looking for:

    http://www.china-underground.com/magazi … inese-hell

  6. CaravanHolidays profile image61
    CaravanHolidaysposted 7 years ago

    Criminals tend to learn from each other in prisons, and I'm not sure what effect this would have on a 'thieves only' prison for instance - would it breed a new generation of master burglars?

  7. reignmaker1911 profile image68
    reignmaker1911posted 7 years ago

    Actually, the current system was originally designed that way. Maximum security, was for murderers and predators. Medium security for crimes deemed less serious and with a shorter punishment length, (burglary,robbery etc). Minimum security for the most petty offenses such as drug related offenses, shoplifting and so on. The idea of segregating inmates even further based on their specific offense would not be financially feasible for any state. There would have to be literally 100's of prisons built in every state and each would only house approximately 20-50 prisoners.

 
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